European Affairs · Political Theory · Russian Affairs

New Paper: Cold Shiver: An Indictment of Russian Transgressions

In Geo-Politics today one of the most pressing, and existential questions for the United States today is what to do about Russian intransigence. This paper which I present to you today, attempts to answer this question. In keeping with the current state of affairs, Russian recalcitrance concerning the Syria episode, as well as Ukraine, merit… Continue reading New Paper: Cold Shiver: An Indictment of Russian Transgressions

European Affairs · Political Theory · Russian Affairs

Russia, The Occidental, and What We Can Learn From Gustavus Adolphus The Great

In the fall of 1632, on the battlefields of the then publicly dismembered Holy Roman Empire; one Gustavus Adolphus II, or the great as he’s now known, was cut down, in the heat of what was surely not expected to be his last battle, at Lutzen. His death, which was publicly mourned in Sweden, and… Continue reading Russia, The Occidental, and What We Can Learn From Gustavus Adolphus The Great

Domestic Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory

The Road To SAFTE

The Chinese Silk Road Initiative is an idea almost literally as old as civilization itself. There has always been a desire, nay, a need to transport goods and services safely and efficiently between two points of interest. And although I observe the pluck and tenacity of the Chinese, the oblique argument which keeps coming to… Continue reading The Road To SAFTE

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory

For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

Late in April of 2017 the United States Federal Reserve decided to abstain from enacting what was expected to be only the second rate increase in what has started out as an eventful year. The logic undergirding this lack of monetary exuberance was the current level of United States economic growth, or rather lack thereof.… Continue reading For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

European Affairs · Russian Affairs · United Nations Diplomacy

UN Meeting on Situation in Kosovo May 16, 2017

The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on the Situation in Kosovo on May 16, 2017. The last meeting held on this subject was on February 27, 2017. Notes taken largely in abstract from United Nations Website, UN.org. Zahir Tanin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission… Continue reading UN Meeting on Situation in Kosovo May 16, 2017

East Asian Affairs · Non-Proliferation Affairs

Coverage of DPRK Day of the Sun Celebrations

Embedded Video is of North Korean Day of the Sun Celebrations. The DPRK specific holiday is in recognition of the 150th anniversary of Kim Il Sung; the countries founder, and current rulers Grandfather’s birthday. This originally aired last night (April 14th) on KCTV which had a live youtube feed of the event.

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Middle Eastern Affairs · Pre-Wordpress Papers

Analysis of the Situation Concerning the Bashar al-Assad Régime

The recent developments in the war in Syria has caused me to think what I thought was once unthinkable, the targeted assassination of the regime’s leadership. This change has manifested itself due to the recent brutality of the Assad regime against it’s own people, namely the leveling of Aleppo, and the gassing of his own… Continue reading Analysis of the Situation Concerning the Bashar al-Assad Régime